PREMIER INN has submitted plans for a new 65-bedroom hotel to be built in Hereford City Centre creating 25 jobs.

A planning application for the hotel, restaurant and car park has been submitted for the site on Blackfriars Street, opposite the Old Market development.

It would be Premier Inn’s second hotel in Hereford in addition to the Holmer Road site.

Once opened the hotel plans to create 25 jobs with a variety of full-time and part-time roles which will include: front of house, kitchen, technical and management roles.

In a letter submitted to Herefordshire Council, Stuart Rose, of the Whitbread Group said that most of the jobs created will be filled by local people to comply with company policy.

“In addition we aim to have 50 per cent of the jobs taken by people not in employment, education or training (NEETS) aged 16 to 24,” said Mr Rose.